This was a very good, fun, story. I continued to listen despite the narrator because the story hooked me. Gayle Hendrix can not do male voices. T..Show More »hey all sound robotic and stiff. Her female voices are somewhat better. This is the second book I have listened to by her and she is not that good and makes for a painful listening experience.
This is the story of Ivy and Bennett. Bennett is a Reality TV show producer, who catches Ivy unaware at a wedding that she is the planner of, (well actually the bride sets it up and forgets to tell the wedding planner.) as she trips and falls literally at his feet. The name of the series is Wild Weddings Smackdown, lol and things get interesting from there on. Needless to say before long Ivy finds herself being followed around with camera rolling while she does her wedding planning thing, but the problem is the heat that is generated between Ivy and Ben. After a one night stand, and he takes off after saying some harsh words to her because of her idealistic views about love and romance, he is back several weeks later with camera in tow to film her and the fireworks begin. This listen was an easy, entertaining listen, with several bumps in the road to romance. It was enjoyable. Totally a chick lit....and I loved every minute of it.......except for the Narrator, she isn't good at all.
When I bought this audiobook, I was expecting a nice easy-to-listen-to book, but I just couldn't buy into it. The two main characters were continuall..Show More »y arguing with each other which made me dislike both of them. The narrator's method of speech drove me crazy as she stressed the first word of every sentence and then dragged it out. I found myself actively trying to drown out her voice while trying to concentrate on the plot, which was as thin as the watered down syrup in a cheap diner. There are so many other good romance stories out there, do yourself a favor and skip this one.
I confess to loving romance stories where the guy gets the girl or the girl gets the guy. A spotted this novel and it looked right up my alley for re..Show More »lief from my other listening endeavors. I admit to liking it right from the start. Daphne is a thoroughly likeable right from the start and Gib, although cast with the usual male accoutrements for a novel of this type, is also thoroughly engaging. I particularly like the backdrop of friends and the messages about family. This novel is more about internal change and decision rather than an external obstacle character -- although you meet two bad people, one thoroughly disgusting and the other reprehensible. Luckily, these take up very few minutes of reading. I loved then ending.
Annie Greene did a great job narrating. I recommend this novel. I have not read the earlier ones in the series - maybe I will after this. Give it a go -- it's kind of a Beauty and the Beast for adults.